Texas Bklvr

Friday, August 14, 2009


I don't know much about podcasting so I was surprised to see how many aggregator sites there are. It seems that these sites let you record, mix, and share your podcasts as well as view them. There was also one designed for the visually impaired.

I listened to one that discussed a library's document delivery service. It was very good in getting the message across about how to use the service. The sound quality was good and the script was entertaining and informative at the same time. The second podcast I listened to was from Mohawk College in Canada. They offer a series of podcasts about various technologies used in the library. The one I listened too had some sound problems but the content was useful. I liked their opening; the series is named Braincast and each podcast begins with a nice musical intro.
I don't think I would subscribe to them; instead I would seek them out as I needed information.

I think libraries could use podcasts to introduce stories, explain new technologies and talk about library services. They could be inserted into blogs, wikis and websites for more access.


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